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THE MONTGOMERY TRIBUNE.
VOL. IX.
MONTGOMERY CITY, MlSsblJRI, FRIDAY, DECEMBER'?, 1900.
NO. .S
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THE I'UOSI-CUTINa
ATTORN I-YS1 1 ll CONTEST.
I T I ..re ... .i . ..
a. m . liiuieriy i ins weou gave to tlio
I'ltiiit Ni: the following statement in regard
to the pending contest between himself and
Sir. Cook :
"My principal object in commencing the
contest was to get a re-count or the ballots
and the matter may stop there. There is
no provision of law for a re-count without a
contest. The re-count, which is now made
po.ssihle, ought to take place within a month
or such a matter. It will take the County
Clerk only about three days to make the re
count, as only the ballots for Prosecuting
Attorney will be re-counted. The law pro
vides that this re-count shall be made by the
county clerk behind closed doors with only
the parties interested and their attorneys
present. The "olllcial count" which is al
ways made by the county clerk immediately
after an election, is not a re-count, but is
simply the adding together of the totals cer
tified to him from the various election pre
cincts. I he ballots are novou re-counted
after being sealed up at the various precincts
except in case of contest. Should the re
count give Mr. Cook anything like a de
cisive majority I will cheerfully dismiss the
contest on the completion of the re-count.
And should the re-count give me a decisive
majority, it will also practically settle the
matter.
It is true that I have alleged in my notice
of contest that certain persons not legally
entitled to vote at the late election voted for
Mr. Cook, and within twenty days from the
date of my notice, the time prescribed by
law for that purpose, no doubt Mr. Cook
will serve notice on me alleging that certain
persons voted for mo not being legally en
titled to vbto.
Tohatextent tf
Passing of the Latest Republican flov
crnor of Missouri.
i
Lebanon, Mil, Dec. 2. Ex-Oov.
McClurg, Iho lntost Hepublicnn
Governor of Missouri, who hns
been confined to tliu house nntl to
Ills bed for sovernl months, tiled
nt the residence of his son-ln-lnw,
C. C. Draper, to-dny, nt nbout 12
o'clock, aged K'l years. In his
death thu nlate lost an estimable
lese allegations nutrlit be
established by proof on cither side, can not
bo definitely told at this time. But as sug
gested above, the re-count may show such
a majority one way or the other as to elimi
nate the issue of illegal voters. To try the
case upon the issue that illegal votes were
cast, would involve considerable cost, and
would require the testimony of quite a num
ber of witnesses. The cost and trouble,
however, of a re-count is comparatively
slight, and inasmuch as the result, according
to the olllcial returns, was very close, there
being a difference of only four votes, and in
view of tho fact that re-counts in other in
stances have shown marked variances from
tho olllcial returns, I think that a re-count is
justified. I would not for a moment be con
sidered as appealing from tho verdict of the
people, nor do J claim that the Judges of
election knowingly counted a single vote im
properly, or that they knowingly permitted
anyone to vote not legally entitled to do so,
or that they knowingly refused anyone the
right to voto who had a legal right to vote
But it is undoubtedly true that tho best
election oflleers are liable to make a mistake
in making the count of tho ballots onolection
day. Tho cases cited below which were
carried to tho Supreme court of the state
tend to show that this is true.
Tho case of Sono vs Williams 1110 Mo, &50
appealed to tlio supreme court from Cole
county, shows tins state ol lacts: Iniovii
Sono and 'Williams were opposing candidates
for tho olllce of Sheriff of Colo county. Tho
olllcial count gave "Williams 111 majority.
Sono contested and the re-count gave Sono
!55 majority. Tho total number of votes
cast in Colo county that year for tho two
candidates mentioned wero less than tho total
number of votes cast for Prosecuting Attor
ney in this county tins' year. In tho case of
Nash vs CJraig.lUi Mo. 817, appealed to tho
supremo court from, Uuchimon county, these
facts appear : JTash and Craig wero oppos
ing candidates' for tho olllce of county clerk
of Buchanan county in 1801. The olllcial
count gave , Craig a majority of one vbto.
Nash contested.' 1 Tho re-count gave 3STash
majority, and tho re-count was sustaiycdl JOS. W.AUCLURa DEAD.
upon the trial of the case to the extenttof
giving Nash 08 majority. The total number
of votes cast in Buchanan county that y$ar
however, for the two candidates mentioned
for county clerk, was nearly 12,000, In the
case of Lankford vs (Jerhart, l.'lt) Mo. (121,
which arose in Davis county in 1 8!) I over
the olllce of Sheriff, the circuit court decid
ed that the opposing candidates each received
1822 legal votes. Moth sides appealed. The
supreme court held that one of the voles
counted by the circuit court for contestant
was illegal, and reversed tho case with in
structions to enter up judgment for contes
ts0- ,
AVhilo I do not think it probable that a
re-count of the ballots cast for Mr. Cook and
myself will show as great a variance from
tho olllcial returns as was shown in the two
eases first above cited, which seem to have
been exceptional cases, still if any mistakes
were made by the election officers either in
Mr. cook's favor or in my favor, no one can
be wronged by their correction. If Mr.
cobk was duly elected I certainly want him
to have tho olllce, and in making the re-
Lincoln Park School,
inniiol llml word to eji,rei
our tlinnlix In Itinm who lure
agreed In help in .cciire a library for
nir M-liiiul. Kverv one wh have
mkcii urn mveu enner licmKn or
tho 0. A. It. Ho nnd hit wife
wero formerly members of tlio
Prosbytorlan church, but he has
nllir...,. ,,n,. wknm n , . " lul"'ut oi mo .MCtnOtllK
. lti . i . .. . i i
ui iiuuuunur crcou, wcroociignicu
to honor in his life-time, mid now
In his denth they nil mlnglo their
tenrs with his borrowing relatives
and friends. Tho church of which
ho was n member has lost ono of
its strongest devotees nnd most
faithful adherents nnd tho com
munlty n man loved nnd revered
by all. Ho leaves threo sonH and
thrco daughters. His wifo died In
1801.
Joseph W. McClurg was n natlvo
of St. Louis County, Mo., was
born February 22, 1818, and was
tho son of Joseph nnd Mnrv
Drothcrton McClurg, nntl grand
son of Joseph McClurg, who camo
to America during tho Irish rebell
ion of 1708. Ho camo over, con-
1 .1 1 1 V. . l.il .
t ii a , t . uumuu in uiu uuiuim oi a vessel,
mi nt I would not take advantage of any nnd his family followed shorUy
technicality, if I could, to deprive Mr. Cook afterword. Ho located at Pittsburg,
of a single vote. If mistakes were made' in ! 1,11,11 tho flrst Iron foundrJ' In that
my favor the re-count will result in incrtfai LZur ,Cntt,h
ingMr. cook's majority, and if mistakes farm near this city, and ran a
were made in Mr. cook's favor to any con. foundry thoro for many years. His
siderable extent, the re-count will result in 80119 conllnuod tbo ,,U8lncss nftcr
giving me a majority." I ho h,ld Kiif- Tho of "
00 J V i irovernor McClurir wni linrn In
I Northern Ireland nnd camo to
VASHINCiTON LETTER. I America when 12 years old. ito
- - - wns also a founilrvmnn. nn worn
From Our Itecular Correspondent. I his brothers, Abxnnder nnd Wm.
and they ran the business thcro for
a number of years. Ho died In
wns receiver of tho United States I
Land Offlco nt Springfield. Hoi
has been n very prominent man of
tho State of Mlsoourl, nnd wns
nl way s n republican. Ho took much
Interest In tho election of 1000. and
dosired to cast his ballot for Win. j mimtl ilonnilnii In inonry. Some lnvn
McKlnley, but wns unnblo to co willlnu urninlo-il In lirl'n n In nn i-n.
to tho polls. He was a member of ti-riiilmnwit w- lmll linr In the henr
hniire, nml rlmll nliln lit tlsrt
n xiiuMernlilH it; lllirnri, nml to
jtel Hit., luniks liir llni.il who are
hoi all in iiity iliein fur llmni-i-hl'.
VNx niill ol ilin irltnitry mom
plscopal church for several years.
They wero tho grnnd-pnrents of
twenty-six children, twenty-four j li-hi u r Inirroiluj; l,linliivlii(f
oi wnom are now living. irurcl.B i-i Wnliie.ilnj. uneriiuuu.
'I'lir llonkrr T. Wit.liliialO'i' Miclu
ly will l,i,l,l h. U.i inteiliiji limn f.
Irr I he liuhil.iyii I'rhUv nlt.TM.iou.
Ueiieclliillvf
H'. H .Slirllun.
It was an extraordinary event for Con
gress to adjourn immediately after assemb
linsr on the first dav of tho sonHmn. ImiflfS
S ..1 .i"'AlTZf!aULrJ?lAt. l-... .
witbin n few months of toenator Davis of
.Minnesota, and Senator Giver of Jown,
Congress and the country met with an ex
traordinary loss, and it was fitting that Con-
VUOI (VIMVIV.IUHIL. 111-. I.VIU11I FJIIUIUU
advantage Ol tllO Ill-St Ojiportunity to public- pnncipni partoi nis eaucntion
ly honor their memory. in Ohio, whero ho remained until
Senator Piatt, of New York, said of the nbout lye"B ' n" IIo1tl!eIn
probable legislation of the session: "I f Il8S"rl nnd mado hI
. . . Ihnmn with hl TTnnln .Ifimes una
Josoph P. Horrlngton DoacJ.
Jntrpli I', llerrliiKMn, ini-inliiT rlei i
of Mir SIiiIh llimril iif liillr.mil nml
Wurflioinn CeiMiiii.iniT, iIIpiI .nt.
tirilny iiiornlnir nt 1:03 n'dock nl (lie
home ul 'I'. A. .Morii. S233 I'lim si.
wlieru tie Iin Lrcn Ijlnj; lil. ''lie
MtiMidlM phy.lcluli le.liT.Uy In.
lormeil Ilic iiietiiliers nf Mr. llerrluji
Ion Inmlly Hint thi-iu iu mi ,n...
Iilllty of lilt irciirrry nml III. I lie
could nut ve more llinu n lew
hours. lie wim iiiiciiiijcIiiu. tinml ,.r
Ihn ilny. Hu rnlllrd it llltlu in lh
early eveulii;;, but wi mi wenk Hint
ho cutilil nut iiesk, and yate liui
lalilt niitns of i'ijiicIiiu-ii:m. Jlii,
llerrliijt nijiln ile6neeii),i,r Mober-
ly, a l.ler or Mr. Ilrriintun; Mr
Art llnitklm, of tSfdnlln, n lieplien,
ntid Mr A. lUrrliiuluii. n cou-lii Ironi
iiednlla, wera at Hie bedalde ol I he
alck man, hoplui; against liupe unlil
the very end, when llle tllckcreil
lulelly mil.
The funeral will be held al ticdalla
Sunday under Ihn dlrrctiou of I be
odtje of Klks uf that illy. The re-
iiiaiua will be cscurtrd lo the liaiu
thti evouiuK by the ril, Luula lude ol
Llka, and a cuminlltre will accoiuiiaiiv
II, em, Willi Ilia member ul tho lauiUy
In Hedalla, ur litre ltih (uuernl wlll
Miss Martha llladcs, of Mlncola,
was In town Saturday.
Joo Mattocks of Fulton, spent
Thanksgiving .with Miss Mario
Jonca.
Miss Mary Clark returned from a
protracted visit in St. Louis Sun
day. .. ;
J. H. Nelson Is spending a few
dnys with his brother, Wi C. Nelson.
Tom Kelly of Mobcrly, visited
friends hero tho latter part of tho
week.
Mrs. Sncthen of Lower Loutre.ls
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jnines
Walker.
It. L. Spears moves liito his
property on Court House-'street
this week.
T. L. Cnrdwcll of Now Florence,
was on our streets on business the
first of tho week.
E. T. Bellamy of Mlddletown,
camo over to .see his son oil tho
ITI
of bnfc turn ohllflmn. JamnH II.
deceased, and J. W. McClure;. Tho
last named was reared In I'ennsyl-I
vnnlu, whltherlho had been taken
at tho ago of 7 years, but received
Tl , .1 1 11 I 11 ii IIOIUO Willi I11S UUV1UUUUIU3 U11U
think the ship subsidy bill, the army reor- MarshnU Urothcrtoni both of whom
y.uiiniiii.iiiun uiii, u c mil lutuiiiiu reutie-i flUcd tho omc0 of shcrlft of st
nun iiiuiiRiuo, iiuu Lilt; iBiiiiiiKiii eaiuil mil
will all pass. Personally, I favor tho 2ucn-
1 consider the lcarajrua
route the only practical one, and I believe it
will bo adopted." Ono of the obstacles in
tho way of Nicaragua canal legislation, was
removed when Secretary Hay and the Nica
ragua Minister signed a treaty for their
respective governments, which concedes to
the United btates all necessary rights and
privileges for the construction of the Nicara
gua canal, and negotiations for a similar
treaty with Costa Htca are now under wav
Senator Elkins thus briefed his ideas of
what he hoped congress would do: "The
first bill I want to see passed is tho Isthmian
canal bill. I want to see the canal built by
American capital and controlled bv the
United States. 1 am not in favor of any
A.. il-.-i !I1 1. .L. i A . flit
treaty mat win ousirucc us passage. l lio
canal is necessary for our protection. Con
gress, I believe, will pass tho ship subsidv
bill. The country needs more ships, and I
.....I 1 1 l...l. !. 1 1 ! ., , l
iiiiiiursiuiiu unit it ikim iieeu liupossiuio IOl
American shippers to secure vessels to carry
abroad the goods actually engaged to "1111
orders."
Jlcprescntntivo Dick of Ohio, said of the
tho future of the republican party: "Tho
republican party lias but to lollow a conserv
ative, steady, business-like course, and it
will remain in power for years. "What the
people want, I believe, is to see tho material
welfare of tho country advanced on safe
lines, and I think tho policy of the republi
can parjty will keep that in view, 1 do not
think more partisan politics will enter into
tho policy, but that tho efforts of tho party
will ho directed toward the material improve
ment of tho country in a way to benefit the
whole people, and that we shall have sup
port, not alone from republicans, but from
democrats. I have noticed since tho elec
tion that tho campaign has left little bitter
ness. General good feeling seems to pre
vail to n! degree unusual after a vigorously
conducted campaign.
Ull VB UUIII III I
I.undoo, Canada, about forli-..li er J" mper wont to
airn. While oulln loilnir Ma nareiita
removed Ii. Mluouri, selllluic In 15-l v,8,t re,atJves'
Louis county. J. W. McClurg serv'
ed as deputy sheriff under both of
them for about two years.
In tho spring of 1839 ho went to
Texas and remained thcro about
two years, and was admitted to
tho practice of law at Columbus,
Texas. In 1811 ho was married
In Washington county to Miss
Mary C. Johnson, a natlvo of Vir
ginia, and this union resulted in
the birth of eight children, six of
whom are now living, Mary E.
wife of Col. M.W.Johnson, now of
Lebanon; Fannie, wlfo of C. C.
Draper of Lebanon; Joseph E., a
farmer In Lnclcdo county; Sarah,
wlfo of Thomas Monroe residing In
Lebanon ; Dr. James, a dentist of
Lebanon, nnd Marshall J,, also a
dentist, nt Carthage, Mo.
After marrlago Mr. McClurg
turned attention to merchandising,
which he carried on nt Hazlewood
and Lin Creek, Mo., until tho
brenktngout of tho civil wnr, when
In 1S01, ho enlisted In tho Homo
Ounrds and was chosen Colonel of
his regiment, nnd In 1802 ho beenmo
Colonel of tho 8th Cavalry, Mis
souri Stato Militia. Ho was In
active servlco until nftcr his elec
tion to Congress, which was In
1662, from tho Fifth district. He
then resigned his position in tho
army to take a seat In Congress,
and was re-elected In 1801 and
1800.
Before tho expiration of his last
term of olllco ho wns elected by
tho republicans of Missouri ns
Governor of tho stato, nnd served
ono term of two years. Ho then
turned his attention to merchrui
dlslng, load-mtnlng nnd steam
boating, which ho carried on at
Linn Crook, Mo., until 18S5, at
which time, ho eamo to Lebanon,
and has since been a resldont of
this -city, except during President
Harrison's administration, when ho
dalla. He wan left an rihnn early
and went In live with an older tiller,
Mrn. Mcsweeney, the wife of neon.
ductor on the Wabaili railroad, nt
Muberly, Mo. When ynuii ller
rlugton grew up he tnuk to railrond
lug, and about 18 yenra npt uai
promoted le the ) I tluti of a con.
duclor on the MIourl, Knniaa and
Texas railroad, which puslilon lie held
until n lew week before Hie !art
electlou, when hn resigned to enter
the campaign a candidate for
member of the Hoard of llallroad and
Wardmote Cmuuilttluuera on the
Democratic ticket. Four year ago
lie sought lh nomination for the
same poslllou bill waa not (llcee.ilul.
lie wn an Intimitis friend of Jixeph
Flore, candidate fur Governor on the
Ilepi bllcan ticket.
Mr. Flory tent a large ami elegant
floral wreath lo be placed oil the
coffin of hit frleud and the man who
would have succeeded Mr. Flory lo
tho olllce ol llallroad CommUkloiier.
It has heeu tuggeated Ibat Mr. Flory
will have to hold the olllce two year.
longer, aa Mr. Ilarrlmitun. had nol
qualllled, and hence. 111 death create"
no vacancy to be tilled uy Ihn (int.
ernor. Mr. I-lnry will likely re.lj.-n
the olllce and allow Gov. Dockerr tu
fill the vacancy.
Mr Scholl, wh lived out near High
rouil church, died I ml Wednesday
and wai buried at Liberty church
) ard.
sirs. O. P. Vogt entertained the
croklnole club Inst week. Mrs.
C. C. Crump and Mrs. J. P. Mctzlcr
beenmo members of the club. Miss
Bertha Stcinhardt won tho prize.
Averj- dainty luncheon was served
which all enjoyed very much.
Chlstmns Bazaar.
Tho ladies of tho First Presby
terian church of Montgomery will
hold their annual Bazaar In tho
Hudson Building, which will last
threo days, beginning Dec. 13,
Oysters, ice-cream and enko will
bo served from 10 o'clock ti. in.
until 0 o'clock p. m. Como n.id
seo tho new candles. Christmas
presents varied and unique. La
dies tea jackets, aprons ,and other
articles useful and beautiful. Tho
publio aro cordially Invited.
CllMMITTKE
D. W. Pegrnm went to Middle-
town Saturday nnd spent the day
with Morg White.
Frank Elrod went to Fulton tho
first of tho week, where he hns se
cured employment.
Tho Duffy property on Sturgeon
street Is this week undergoing
some improvements.
Miss Minnie Crane of Williams
burg, is visiting Miss Mary Mc
Farland in Kansas City this week.
Dolls, dolls. Dolls large dolls
small, dolls dressed or not dressed
just as you prefer, the largest line
In the county nt City Drug .Store.
Mrs. E. P. ltoo returned from
Eureka Springs Saturday, where
sho has been visiting her daughter
tho past eight months.
. if
Misses Gertrude Baker and
Emma Pomcroy aro spending the
week with Miss Ivn Hensley and
other relatives.
Cent's Shaving Sets hhd f Ino col
lar Boxes, just tho thing for Xraas
presents, seo them now'on salo at
O. E. Muns&Co.'s Holiday Empo
rium. Miss Fannlo Ford returned tho
first of tho week from n several
days' visit with T. H. Ford and
wife In New Florence.
Ladles, you can get tho choicest
Perfumes and Toilet sets nt tho
City Drug Store. To seo thorn Is,
to buy them.
M. N. Mnllcrson, Sr, returned
Thursday from Eureku Springs,
where ho had been tho past few
weeks for his health. He seems
very glad to bo back homo again
and says ho feels much benefited
by tho trip.
A. F. & A, M. Officers.
Regular communication of A. F.
& A. M. No. 210 was held Monday
night nnd tho oflleers for tho en
suing year wera clouted t W. M.,
It. S.Paul; S.W..W, C, McUall;
J. W. John Sleigt; See., Pit Hens-
ley; Treas., M. N. Mallerson. Tho
now Mnstor has not yet annqunced
nppolntlvo onlcors, After tho com
munication they repaired to Tuttl
Si Joggers' where oysters and hot
coffeo wero sorved.

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